West Virginia State’s 3-point attempts in the final seconds were off the mark and Glenville State’s Hegel Augustin scored 40 points — including eight made 3-pointers — to go with 13 rebounds as the Pioneers won a tight game 117-114 at WVSU on Thursday to open the 2021 men’s basketball season for both Mountain East Conference teams.
Glenville (1-0) connected on 50 percent of its shots Thursday and made 15 3 pointers as a team. In addition to Augustin’s big night, John Williams finished with 21 points while Nicholas Edwards had 19. Zane Desouza and Adrian Scarborough each had 13 points in the win for GSC.
For WVSU (0-1), Glen Abram led the Yellowjackets with 24 points. Jeremiah Moore scored 21 in the loss while Gus Stone chipped in with 19 points. Treohan Watkins also scored in double-figures with 18 points while former Capital High standout Anthony Pittman had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
DAVIS & ELKINS 108, FROSTBURG STATE 100
D&E trailed by six points with less than five minutes to play before outscoring Frostburg State 20-4 down the stretch to beat the visiting Bobcats.
Marcus Fleming led the Senators (1-0) with 23 points while also grabbing 10 rebounds. Teammate Breland Walton also had a double-double in the win for D&E with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Frostburg State (0-1) was led by Agyei Edwards, who was the game’s leading scorer with 32 points in the loss — including a 7 of 10 performance from 3-point range.
FAIRMONT STATE 110, WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 85
Fairmont State cruised on the road to open the 2021 season with eight Falcons scoring in double-figures in the win at Wesleyan’s Rockefeller Center on Thursday.
Cole Vonhandorf led all scorers with 18 points while dale Bonner and Seth Younkin each finished with 15 points for FSU (1-0). Ilisia Washington scored 13 while Isaiah Sanders scored 12 with Andrew Mills and Przemyslaw Golek each chipping in with 11 points. Zyon Dobbs — a James Madison transfer who was a high school star at Fairmont Senior along WVU’s Jalen Bridges — scored 10 points to go with six assists, five rebounds and three steals in his Fairmont State debut.
Jaret Mullooly, Ross Young and Cameron Ramage each scored 13 points for West Virginia Wesleyan (0-1) in Thursday’s loss.
WEST LIBERTY 98, NOTRE DAME COLLEGE 77
Pat Robinson and Dalton Bolon each scored 20 points as the Hilltoppers rolled to a 21-point win against the visiting Falcons on Thursday.
Bryce Butler finished with 18 points in the win for West Liberty (1-0) while Mallik McKinney scored 10.
Jordan Burton scored a game-high 24 points for NDC (0-1) while Jordan Rolen added 17 points in the loss.
CONCORD 64, CHARLESTON 62
The Mountain Lions and Golden Eagles traded the lead down the stretch before Charleston’s last-second 3-point attempt missed and Concord escaped West Virginia’s capital city with a win.
Ethan Heller led Concord (1-0) with 18 points while Malik Johnson scored 13. CU’s David Mulumba finished with a double-double at 12 points and 12 rebounds.
For Charleston (0-1), Eddie Colbert Led the Golden Eagles with 13 points in the loss.
ALDERSON BROADDUS 85, WHEELING 79
AB took over the game down the stretch to get out of Wheeling with a comeback win on Thursday as the Battlers got points on nine of their final 10 possessions.
David Shriver led AB (1-0) with 21 points on seven made 3-pointers while KJ Walker had 17 points and Lacey Watson finished with 12 points to go with 13 rebounds. For WU (0-1), Jordan Reid scored 21 points while Jordan Beale had 17 points in the loss.